NC East Alliance

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Hear from area business leaders about doing business in eastern NC.

Regional Members

Beaufort County Bertie County Camden County
Carteret County Chowan County Currituck County
Dare County Edgecombe County Gates County
Greene County Halifax County Hertford County
Hyde County Jones County Martin County
Northampton County Onslow County Pasquotank County
Perquimans County Pitt County Tyrrell County
Washington County Wayne County Wilson County

Regional Champions

Dominion.jpg Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 24,600 megawatts of generation, 12,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,455 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 949 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves utility and retail energy customers in 12 states.
primary-logotype.jpg As the state's third largest and fastest growing university, East Carolina University is an economic engine of a region where innovation and entrepreneurship are critical to the success of the global economy. Each year the university generates over $2 billion for the state's economy. Fostering partnerships encourages more entrepreneurial activity to stimulate investment and create jobs. East Carolina University strives to be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation.
1448.jpg ElectriCities is a not-for-profit membership based organization that aims to add value to public power communities in North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina by consolidating many services needed by municipally-owned utilities. They provide services in emergency assistance, economic development, government relations, marketing and communications, as well as safety and training. ElectriCities also provides management services to North Carolina’s two municipal power agencies - North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 (NCMPA1) and North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA). ElectriCities serves NCEMPA communities in North Carolina which includes over 500,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers.
NCECs.jpg North Carolina’s electric cooperatives serve more than 2.5 million people across North Carolina in 93 of the state’s 100 counties. The 26 electric cooperatives are private, independent and not-for-profit entities committed to providing a high standard of service to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers with at-cost electric service. Each of North Carolina’s electric cooperatives is governed by a board of directors elected from its membership. Members are also owners. North Carolina’s electric cooperatives emphasize the importance of community involvement, integrity, accountability and innovation.
PotashCorp - color - with tag line.JPG PotashCorp is the world’s largest fertilizer company by capacity, producing potash (K), nitrogen (N) and phosphate (P). These primary crop nutrients are vital to maintaining healthy and productive soils. With operations and business interests in seven countries, PotashCorp is an international enterprise and a key player in helping to feed the world.
Vidant_Health_horiz_rgb.jpg Vidant Health continues to be a strong, stable organization where the top priority is the health and well-being of the people and communities of eastern North Carolina. While serving 29 counties and over 1.4 million people, patient experience, quality and safety are the primary focus for Vidant Health when improving the health of the people and communities served.


Regional Leaders

ABT_EDENTON_SIGNS.JPG West Town Bank & Trust was founded in 1922 on sound, simple principles and is proud that those principles remain today. West Town Bank & Trust is a North Riverside, IL based state chartered bank. The Bank provides banking and loan services through its offices in North Carolina operating as Albemarle Bank & Trust.
piedmont-natural-gas-logo.jpg Piedmont Natural Gas is the trusted natural gas provider for more than 1 million residential and business customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Piedmont has built its business on the principles of integrity, respcet, excellence, stewardship and health. With over 50 years of operation, Piedmont believes success is due to high-quality service and strong relationships formed with the community.
PNC Bank Logo.jpg PNC is among the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations – providing retail and business banking; agricultural banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. PNC has branches in several cities throughout eastern NC, and more than 2,700 branches in 19 states plus the District of Columbia.
TI_MainLogo3Color.png Transportation Impact is a supply chain spend-management firm headquartered in Emerald Isle, N.C. Founded in 2008, the company offers a portfolio of supply chain services and technologies that help large companies reduce the costs associated with small package and freight shipping. So far in 2016, TI has been named to the North Carolina Mid-Market FAST 40 and the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100, and has earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, visit


Regional Advocates

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City of Grenville Economic Development
City of Kinston
Frank Door
Mount Olive Pickle Company
NC Biotechnology Center

STEM East Council

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